Whether we live 10 minutes, 10 miles or 10 hours away from aging loved ones, we worry a lot about their welfare. As spring time quickly approaches, we should pay close attention to the very real possibility of a loved one suffering a fall.
According to the Center for Disease Control & Prevention, nearly 40% of seniors who live independently will take a fall each year. Of that 40%, half of those accidents will occur outside their homes. While you’re considering this astonishing statistic, keep in mind that seniors who take a fall inside their homes are usually in poor health with inactive lifestyles. Those who fall outside of the house are in average or better-than-average health but may still fall victim to hip fractures and brain injuries.
If your loved one still gets around well and loves to be outside, tinkering in the garage, planting a garden or weeding flowers, here are a few safety tips to discuss and implement:
Worry about your senior mom or dad sits on your shoulders as you handle a job and the demands of a family. That’s why I created Keeping in Touch Solutions; so you can have peace of mind that a Care Caller is in contact with your loved one every day. If there is any indication that something is amiss, you’ll be notified right away. Keeping in Touch Solutions is the helping hand you need.
A daily check-in call could be the lifeline, the joy you give someone that makes the biggest difference in their perception of what old age is like.
Contact me at 317-480-1038 today. Let’s make a difference together.
I’m Diana Beam, Founder of Keeping in Touch Solutions. It is my heartfelt desire for every person to live a happy and healthy life in the place they call home, no matter what their age. You can’t put a price on peace of mind for your parents and yourself. It’s priceless . . . and significant.
For that reason, the goal of every Keeping In Touch Solutions program is to provide a caring connection and service that both the elderly and their caregivers can rely on to make living that good life easier.
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